The Quintessential Daiquiri


I found myself browsing some historically forgotten cocktails the other day and came across a list of drinks deemed “The Most Underrated Cocktails”. A list compiled of elixirs, who for no other reason, but that they were no longer popular in a time where the evolution of the drinks culture as we know it today was on a rapid rise.

 

New Vintage Release: 2016 Pierneef Syrah Viognier

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The vintage, the winemaking and eventually consumer preference, to a large degree determine the success of a wine. But there are other important factors as well – the story behind the wine, the art of the packaging and the marketing skill.

 

Join Vondeling for a Valentine’s Cheese and Wine celebration this Saturday

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If you could not get away from the office or children to spoil your loved one on Valentine’s Day, join Vondeling Wines in Voor-Paardeberg for a delectable Cheese & Charcuterie Platter on their shaded veranda this Saturday, 16 February. The wine will be chilled and the views unbeatable.

 

Bouchard Finlayson Calls For Entries In The Tollman Art Competition Hermanus Fynarts Festival

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Bouchard Finlayson is inviting entries for the 2019 Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Art Award as part of the Hermanus FynArts Festival. The Tollman family, owners of Bouchard Finlayson, has long been great supporters of the arts in South Africa and is sponsoring the competition for the sixth consecutive year.

 

Cocktails To Pair With The Best Picture Nominees At The 91st Academy Awards


Time to get your glamour on and fill out the ballots. Just because you’re not attending Sunday’s 91st annual Academy Awards, doesn’t mean you can’t get in the spirit with some clever, cinema-inspired cocktails. We enlisted the help of Manny Hinojosa, the Brentwood-based global brand ambassador for Bacardi’s Tequila Cazadores, to create cocktails inspired by this year’s Best Picture nominees.

 

Romancing The Wine

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It’s Valentine’s week and love is in the air! This inspired Creation intern Baptiste Quinard from Burgundy to pen yet another passionate ode in praise of wine. Here is an extract from Carolyn Martin’s playful translation:

 

What kind of Valentine`s Cocktail are you? Take the quiz


Are you saucy and spontaneous or a hopeless romantic?

 

Why Diet Soda Is Just As Bad


If you already heard about soda drinks as dangerous for your health, you should know that the situation with the diet soda isn’t better. Producers of the most popular soda drinks conceived an alternative, sweet soda drink but with zero sugar, does that mean that such type of drink is less harmful? No, as a matter of fact, it is even worse.

 

Heart-Shaped Egg Breakfast


Sure, red velvet pancakes are fun, but this option is much healthier: A heart-shaped egg over toast!

 

Summer Days Call For Prawn and Papaya Salad With Rosé

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Beat the heat this February with this easy and delicious prawn and papaya salad and wash it down with a glass of dry rosé.

 
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